A friend and I have started circuit training (weight machines) at the gym 3 days a week. So far, we have just been once. Well, twice if you include our introductory session on Monday. That’s when our personal trainer for 3 introductory sessions (courtesy of our YMCA membership) showed us each of the weight training machines and how to use them. But, since we didn’t have time to do more than a quick test of each machine, I can’t really count that as a workout. So, we went back on Tuesday and went through the entire circuit.
The circuit includes 12 machines and we do 12 reps on each machine. It didn’t take us too long and by the time we finished, I admit, I felt it was a bit too easy of a workout. After all, that’s like doing 12 situps, 12 pushups, etc. And yes, the weight was enough to make me hurt by the 12th rep, but I still felt like I should be going through the circuit several times instead of just once…to get a proper workout.
See, that was my pride talking.
Today, let me tell you, one time through the circuit is sounding like plenty! My legs feel ok, but my shoulders are aching! And I get to go do the circuit again today. Who’s betting I won’t come home so cocky this afternoon!